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Does scratching an itch have any health benefits? If not then why are our bodies built with the desire to scratch?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine

In brief: Comfort

Scratching an itch doesn't have any health benefits.
It is an attempt to relieve irritation and be more comfortable.

In brief: Comfort

Scratching an itch doesn't have any health benefits.
It is an attempt to relieve irritation and be more comfortable.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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